ON booking this i didnt know what i was in for but turned out a lot better than i thought .Please note that the age range is quite high as it is on saga lists.On arrival we were sort of welcomed as organisation was bit off and was actually rang on the front of ship to find out when i was arriving. The staff are very friendly except Bonny who seems not to want to meet the guests very much and stays in the kitchen .Menu seemed to be fixed , and if you are vegetarian specify before you book otherwise no choice .All the tables are put together in long line so dont expect a romantic evening alone .Andy is larger than life and doesnt seem to like anything that throws his routine, if anybody easily offended watch out as PC he was not .,Bobby and Cherry who do most of the work are a delight .Breakfast was same both mornings but cooked side strangely had no sausages .Cabin was very small but functional dont bring much luggage .Cruises up and down river were very nice and relaxing with very welcome tea and coffee .Saturday evening was very strange as it turned into a older person disco with Andy upping the level of music at every turn.
All in all a enjoyable weekend but take note of comments above and it wont suprise you , probably wont do it again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After a rich and colourful past which includes Holland and Ireland, The African Queen has battled the Irish Sea to come to rest upon the Thames just outside Reading in an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest. With comfortable ensuite cabins and bar and restaurant, this is a unique opportunity to stay near Reading in special surroundings whether your visiting for business or pleasure! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- African Queen Hotel Mapledurham